POSTED: July 2nd 2014
NewsUpdate

Winter music festival headed for Olympic Host City PyeongChang

Chung Myung-wha (left) and Chung Kyung-wha, sisters and co-artistic directors of the Great Mountains International Music Festival & School, pose for photos at a press conference in Seoul on Monday / GMMFS
Chung Myung-wha (left) and Chung Kyung-wha, sisters and co-artistic directors of the Great Mountains International Music Festival & School, pose for photos at a press conference in Seoul on Monday / GMMFS

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) A winter classical music festival will begin in PyeongChang, South Korea, two years prior to the country’s first Olympic Winter Games in 2018.

“All I can share with you now is that it will start from 2016,” cellist Chung Myung-wha said at a press conference in Seoul Monday. Chung and sister Kyung-wha, who also attended the press conference, are co-artistic directors of Great Mountains International Music Festival & School, which has been going strong for 10 years.

“PyeongChang and the [surrounding] Daegwanryeong area are beautiful in summer, but they are also beautiful in winter.”

The Great Mountains International Music Festival has helped raise the visibility of the mountain town of PyeongChang to tourists, something the Chang sisters hope will continue as PyeongChang 2018 gets closer.

With the theme of “O Sole Mio,” the Great Mountains International Music Festival will begin 15 July and end 5 Aug. at Alpensia Resort and will feature artists such as Spanish flamenco dancer Beln Cabanes, conductor Antoni Ros Marv, guitarist Zuefei Yang, soprano Kathleen Kim, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong, violinists Svetlin Roussev, Clara-Jumi Kang, Kwun Hyuk-joo, cellists Jian Wang, Llus Claret, and pianists Kevin Kenner, Kim Desol, and Kim Tai-hyung.


Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · PyeongChang · Korea · South Korea · Gangwon Province · Olympics · Olympic Games · Olympic Winter Games ·


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